METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable)


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METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable)

METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

METOPROLOL (Injection)

METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Lopressor

METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Metoprolol (met-oh-PROE-lol) Treats the after-effects of a heart attack. Helps to reduce the risk of death by making the heart more stable after the attack. This medicine is a beta blocker.

When To Not Use METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of beta blocker medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, Corgard®, Inderal®, Lopressor®, Toprol®, Tenormin®), or if you have a low heart rate, low blood pressure, or certain heart problems. Talk with your doctor about what these heart problems are.

How Should You Use METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable)

Proper METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using digoxin (Lanoxin®), deserpidine, or reserpine.

METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have asthma, emphysema, or other lung problems. Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes, liver disease, or overactive thyroid.
  • This medicine may raise or lower your blood sugar, or it may cover up symptoms of very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Chest pain.
  • Lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Slow heartbeat.
  • Shortness of breath, cold sweat, and bluish-colored skin.
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Feeling dizzy, drowsy, confused or depressed.
  • Headache or sleep disturbances.
  • Dry mouth, nausea, constipation.

METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable) Ratings

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METOPROLOL (Injection) (Injectable)
2.0

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Meke, Meke - 01/11/2014

Where I worked the crahts were checked each night against the MAR .you had to find the original order All med orders were faxed to the pharmacy. You received the new MAR and compared it to the old MAR .very few mistakes ..Doctors should be able to write bor BID or Q12 hr but the pharmacy does the time scheduling Engles there is a specific reason for the doc's scheduling the med time It just be the way he was taught . Would be nice to have sop ken to him The nurse is responsible for reconciling the chart order to the MAR every nurse who gave the medication when it shouldn't have been given is guilty .I don't like that word .Nirses are human they make mistakes .